Dec 9, 2012 11:00am EST
at home? chris: welcome back. syria, egypt and afghanistan are just the foreign policy challenges we already know about russia out china and there which brings us to the big question this week -- will the president's second term triumphs be abroad or here at home? >> i think his second term will be defined by foreign policy and looming confrontation over iran. chris: politco has spoken. >> despite all of the domestic issues, he will have a bigger role to play on the world stage and brought into that with events whether it be syria, iran. >> leadership just changed in china for the first time in 10 years, the most important economic relationship we have in the world and he's got to make headway there to make sure they stay on their reform path so they continue to grow and the world economy will be stronger. >> i agree, it's unanimous, the big foreign policy challenges are coming at him. he can't avoid them. he's got to deal with iran, he's got to deal with syria, he's got to deal with afghanistan. chris: do we have a chance with iran? everybody worries about this -- do we have a ch
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security side, it's iran, the state of egypt, syria. there's a ton of stuff he has to look at. chris: should we warn our grandkids that in the news when you're getting older there will be a topic called middle east peace process. >> in the history books. chris: it will always be there. >> i'm with the first one. i think he has a huge task, mountain to climb in selling his party on entitlement cuts. he's ready, he says, the party is not. the caucuses are not ready. it will be a huge story and very soon as to whether they will accept this half of the bargain. chris: why are democrats so protective of medicare and medicaid? >> it's a mystery to me where the other party is ready to raise rates. they have to give ground. chris: how does he build the team to do in a? >> i would get bill clinton to come back and say i was for doing something on social security 15 years ago. can we do it now? chris: the can-do attitude clinton could bring back is so important and part of the kennedy era i grew up with. and next year is a big anniversary in our country for history, the death of jack kennedy.